Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

bookjacket

Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age
Edited by Peter Paret
With Gordon A. Craig and Felix Gilbert

Paperback | 1986 | $49.95 / £34.95 | ISBN: 9780691027647
950 pp. | Shopping Cart

eBook | ISBN: 9781400835461 |
Our eBook editions are available from these online vendors

Reviews

Google full text of this book:
 

The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as much as a history of the theory and practice of war from the Renaissance to the present. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age takes the first part of its title from an earlier collection of essays, published by Princeton University Press in 1943, which became a classic of historical scholarship. Three essays are repinted from the earlier book; four others have been extensively revised. The rest--twenty-two essays--are new.

The subjects addressed range from major theorists and political and military leaders to impersonal forces. Machiavelli, Clausewitz, and Marx and Engels are discussed, as are Napoleon, Churchill, and Mao. Other essays trace the interaction of theory and experience over generations--the evolution of American strategy, for instance, or the emergence of revolutionary war in the modern world. Still others analyze the strategy of particular conflicts--the First and Second World Wars--or the relationship between technology, policy, and war in the nuclear age. Whatever its theme, each essay places the specifics of military thought and action in their political, social, and economic environment. Together the contributors have produced a book that reinterprets and illuminates war, one of the most powerful forces in history and one that cannot be controlled in the future without an understanding of its past.

Review:

"[The essays] are authoritative and convincing. Taken together, they demonstrate the complexity of strategy and the importance of it being closely integrated with politics."--New York Times Book Review

This book has been translated into:

  • Greek
  • Chinese (Simplified)

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Peter Paret:

Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by Gordon A. Craig:

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Felix Gilbert:

Subject Areas:

Paperback: Not for sale in the Commonwealth (except Canada)

Shopping Cart:

  • For ebooks:

Our eBook editions are available
from these online vendors:

  • Amazon Kindle Store
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Store
  • Google Play eBook Store
  • Kno eBook Store
  • Kobo eBook Store
  • Many of our ebooks are available through
    library electronic resources including these platforms:

  • Books at JSTOR
  • Ebrary
  • Ebook Library
  • EBSCO Ebooks
  • MyiLibrary
  • Dawsonera (UK)

  • Shopping Cart:

    • For hardcover/paperback orders:

      For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

      Paperback: $49.95 ISBN: 9780691027647

      For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India

      Paperback: £34.95 ISBN: 9780691027647

      Prices subject to change without notice

      File created: 3/27/2014

    Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
    Princeton University Press

    New Book E-mails
    New In Print
    PUP Blog
    Videos/Audios
    Princeton APPS
    Sample Chapters
    Subjects
    Series
    Catalogs
    Textbooks
    For Reviewers
    Class Use
    Rights
    Permissions
    Ordering
    Recent Awards
    Princeton Shorts
    Freshman Reading
    PUP Europe
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Links
    F.A.Q.
    PUP Home


    Bookmark and Share
    Send me emails
    about new books in:
    European History
    Political Science and International Relations
    World History / Comparative History
    More Choices
    Email:
    Country:
    Name: